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Wildlife sound recording with Chris Watson

I have had the pleasure of attending two workshops run by Chris Watson – one of the most respected natural-sound recordists around, and the choice of the BBC. He…

London Calling

Watcha! Back again, this time from good old London town. As ever I’ll make my excuses and promise a longer post soon – in this case on a…

Edirol R-09 RIP again

A week ago, my Edirol R-09 got a soaking, and in spite of being left next to a toasty Aga for a day, no longer works. :( Thinking…

Beginnings (sort of)

A recent post to the Radio Lab blog reveals the first ever piece made by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich [Update: new link for that post]. It rather…

Leaving RNZ

I’ve left Radio New Zealand: it’s been fun! T’would be silly to start naming the names of who I’ll miss, who’s been good to me – they are a…

Poem by TS Elliot, To Walter De La Mare

In my head-in-the-clouds mood of late, I spent time before and after some shifts in the library in Radio New Zealand. Among the books is a collection of…

Antarctic hydrophone

Forget my paltry attempts with a hydrophone – this is awesome! PALAOA – Transmitting live from the Ocean below the Antarctic Ice Overview PALAOA areaYou can listen to…

The Takeaway – new US morning Current Affairs show

A new breakfast news show goes on air three weeks from now. As the news release says: New morning drive news program to be produced in editorial collaboration…

Complaints to Radio Lab

A recent interviewee of Radio Lab‘s has contacted them to complain about… um… Actually I think he just wrote in to grumble. Maybe he was having a tough…

Oops!

Just now I accidentally deleted my iTunes library, so when I re-loaded the files, the played tatus of my Podcasts was reset – this just a week after…

The Diary of Leanne Wolfe

Gut-wrenching documentary from December. It’s wonderful. I hope it wins awards. It’s on the RTÉ website here. It’s the diary of a girl who was bullied. My own…

Mark Mardell and complaints

Revisited. He’s doing, again, what I consider to me model responses to complaints to the BBC. Lord knows they get a ton of them – when I was…

Mike Figgis lecture

Mike Figgis is a movie director, but he talks about much more than that in this lecture. I enjoyed every word of it – that’s how wide he…

Edirol R09 Mic Minijack

The mic input minijack on my Edirol R09 has broken. It’s still in there, but lose. It happened while I was recording very loud waves and wind on…

Degen again…

Oops… I dropped my Degen the other day, out of my jacket pocket and onto the tarmac. Btteries came loose but otherwise fine… I thought. I was just…